American Cancer Society recognizes St. Norbert College Relay for Life with national award

From St. Norbert College, October 10, 2004
by Jasmine Chng, jasmine.chng@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

De Pere: The American Cancer Society recently recognized St. Norbert College for hosting the number one college Relay For Life event in the country. St. Norbert College received the award for raising the most dollars per capita among colleges fewer than 2,500 students. This is the second year in a row that St. Norbert College has received this award.

The St. Norbert College Relay For Life event raised more than $74,000 to aid in the fight against cancer. Funds raised through Relay For Life will aid the American Cancer Society in its lifesaving mission to eliminate cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.

As a result of receiving the award, Jill Yashinsky, student representative on the

St. Norbert College Relay For Life planning committee, was selected to attend a four day American Cancer Society National Youth Meeting in Dallas, Texas. The purpose of the conference is to teach youth more about the American Cancer Society and the vital role they play within the organization.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life College Per Capital Award is a new award designed to recognize top college Relay For Life events in the United States. This year, more than 150 college campuses across the United States organized Relay For Life events. These events raised a combined total of $4.5 million for cancer research, education programs, advocacy initiatives, and services for cancer patients and their families. For more information, visit http://www.cancer.org/docroot/home/index.asp or call 1-877-423-9124, option #3.